Neruda, Neruda the towns greet you.


Raúl Valdivia Pizarro


This July 12 marks the birth of the murdered Pablo Neruda. The central task is to discuss how to recover from the ambition the money of the foundation ill-named Neruda and is against the plagiarism of a work that Neruda pointed out should be delivered free to the Chileans.

The constitutional government of Salvador Allende and the Ministry of Education of the time assumed the protection of this work, popular anthology 1972.

One way to show that things can be done without greater falsehoods or arguments of people who do not really feel the values ​​of our culture is the existence of the portal visited by thousands of citizens of the world and who at the same time have received Free gift as the surname of Chile I point out.

It is not important to just remember your verses, but we invite you to delve into the content of the general song. You can visit it and get it free at

We understand that in order to fully know Neruda, it is also necessary to visit his tastes in conjunction with the memory of his militancy in favor of the majorities, his Nobel and never forget that he was assassinated by Chilean fascism, represented by some unfair military.

Among all the fame of Neruda the "sybarite" is one of the most mythological. Volody Teitelboim points out, it is "a certain legend of love, where marriages contract the poetry with the fantasy of cooking and the voluptuousness of the table" Rather consider it a gourmet. "

Neruda himself points out: "For my part, I am or I believe to be ... growing in the abdomen ... friend of my friends ... market researcher ... monumental of appetite"

The love for his homeland, hence the right to be called "The surname of Chile" shows it in a unique way to celebrate the country holidays when he was Chile's ambassador to France ... On September 18, he spent in the embassy was special.

"He came by Lan Chile choclo, chilli, wines ... All that the Chileans appreciate on that day tasting. There was also a barrel from where the wine was taken to eat with the empanadas.

According to my data that day 1,200 empanadas were made that were eaten by the guests in a Ramada armed with shrubs collected expressly and adorned with papers patiently cut by hand ...

The great turn in the life and in the poetry of Neruda occurred in Spain (1934-1939). Before, during his consular career in the East, and despite having sung celery and wine, "his poetry is far from the stomach, the pleasure that can be eating."

Then things are different. Bread and wine, the table and the market, food in general, with its aromas, flavors and turgencias, cross different moments of his work. It is an ideological and sensual perspective enshrined in the cycle of the Odes (1954 to 1959), in which Neruda sings the artichoke, onion, tomato, plum, lemon, corn, apple, The orange, the potato. And to the congrio caldillo.


Ode to the Oil


Ode to the French Fries


Oda to the Tomato


The Ode to the conger soup, we do not know if it is a recipe turned into a poem or a recipe poem, prepared with the essences of Chile and the most important is the union of the flavors of the sea and the earth that make it close to the heaven


Conger chowder


But one should not imagine that these Chilean customs of good food made forget the murderer of his duties with his people, with the peoples of the world, then his poetry of denunciation arises for others to conquer the right to eat


The Great Tablecloth


In this walk for the rights of the majority not only is found by Neruda to be able to eat, but also all possible rights for those who create and write


Above the poor of the World


And finally it indicates to us that hunger is not only of the stomach as a necessity of life, but we must also have all the possible hunger to obtain our freedom and create the union of the Latin American and Caribbean peoples


The liberators


You will understand, no doubt why Pablo Neruda was assassinated and the reasons why these days it is prevented to know his work beyond the anecdotal. Neruda was a revolutionary, anti-fascist and anti-imperialist who was deeply patriotic and a serious ally of our popular causes.